Paging all Wii Owners

I no longer hate you. I have now purchased one.

By the way, I write this as it may be of interest to those of you who have been looking for one and can’t find one.

I signed up for a tracking account at iTrakr. The site text messages you when shipment of Wii’s arrive at a Wal-Mart, Gamestop, Circuit City, Best Buy, Target, or other electronics store.

I signed up in December and have only gotten a text message twice and both times was not in a position to go get a Wii. Within hours, usually, I would receive a second message that the Wii’s were sold out.

Yesterday at 8:11 a.m. I received a text message that the Wal-Mart on Gray Highway had Wii’s in stock. I hopped in the car immediately and drove the ten minutes over there and there were no Wii’s to be found.

I went to the back of the store and there were no Wii’s. So I went up to the lady at the register and said, “Ma’am, this may be your weird question of the day, but I signed up for a service that tells me when y’all get Wii’s in and it just text messaged me 10 minutes ago and said y’all had some in.”

She said, “We don’t even get our truck in till 11 o’clock. Let me call back there and see if they know anything.”

She picked up the phone, chatted for a minute, and said, “What’s this service you got?”

I told her and she said, “The truck got in about 15 minutes ago and they hadn’t even taken the Wii’s out yet to put ’em in inventory. There’s a whole flat of ’em.”

Very, very impressive.

And I have me a Wii.

The moral of the story is that if you are one of the million or so people in the United States who reportedly want a Wii and cannot find one, use iTrakr. Now I must buy Guitar Hero.


  1. Demonbeck says:

    Mario Galaxy is awesome, as is Madden.

    I am not sure I like it better than Xbox. I have got to get more sports games for it before I can pass final judgement though…either that or I need to get a life.

  2. Rick Day says:

    The last e-game I owned was Super Mario Brothers in the late 80s. Actually, it was for the kid. Wife got addicted to gaming from that damn thing.

    My lawyer had to create a World of Warcraft character to server her character divorce papers online. She promptly slew the lawyer.

    At least I knew how to give that woman satisfaction, heh heh.

    Last heard, she was weaning herself off the mustard with Microsoft (r) Solitaire. Calls it her ‘methadone’.

    Gaming = E-heroin.

  3. Icarus says:

    “Now I must buy Guitar Hero.”

    I had no idea you smoked pot Erick.

    Very progressive for a Macon City Councilman.

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